The Idaho Legal Assistance for Victims Initiative provides comprehensive legal services for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, relationship abuse, and stalking through the University of Idaho, College of Law Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Clinical Program, Idaho Legal Aid Services, the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program, and the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence.
Individuals are connected with legal service providers through referral from community-based domestic violence/sexual assault programs. Participation with a community-based program is never a requirement for services.
The Network was formed in 2005 with the mission to bring diverse groups together to reduce and eliminate domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking against immigrants and refugees. The Network’s goals are to:
Today, the Network has more than eighty members including representatives from immigration service providers, U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Attorney General’s Office, domestic violence and sexual assault service providers, law enforcement, prosecutors, advocacy organizations, and attorneys.
The Network meets on the first Wednesday of every other month at 10:00 AM MT. For more information please email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn about rights of Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence: VAWA Self-Petition Process for Permanent Residency click here or the VAWA Self-Petition Process for Permanent Residency in Spanish click here.
The Idaho Legal Assistance for Victims Project seeks to change the way legal services are provided statewide by engaging and educating pro-bono attorneys, judges, and allied professionals through the facilitation of regular trainings on the various issues that may need to be addressed by a victim’s attorney including but not limited to family law, immigration, housing, employment, consumer, public entitlements, and/or disability law.
The Project offers:
Capacity Building Trainings
Idaho Legal Aid Services • University of Idaho Idaho College of Law • Idaho State Bar Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program • Nampa Family Justice Center • FACES • Advocates Against Family Violence • Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault • Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse • Bingham Crisis Center • Boundary County Youth Crisis & DV Hotline • Catholic Charities of Idaho • Coeur d’Alene Tribal STOP Violence Program • Crisis Center of Magic Valley • Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center • Elmore County Domestic Violence Council • Family Crisis Center • Family Safety Network • Family Services Alliance of SE Idaho • Gem Family Resource Center • Lemhi County Crisis Intervention/Mahoney Family Safety Center • North Idaho Violence Prevention Center • Mini-Cassia Shelter for Women & Children • Oneida Crisis Center • Post Falls Police Department OASIS VSU Program • Priest River Ministries• ROSE Advocates • Safe Place Ministries • Shoshone County Women’s Resource Center • Valley Crisis Center • Women’s & Children’s Alliance • YWCA of Lewiston-Clarkston • Concordia University School of Law • Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV & AIDS Idaho • Community Safe • Idaho Partners Against Domestic Violence • Idaho Coordinated Response to Sexual & Domestic Violence • Idaho Network to End Domestic Violence & Trafficking Against Immigrants